The INCLUSIVE ENTERPRISE Podcast

Taking Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) From Reactive to Strategic with Andrea De Loney and Michael Streffery - Part 2 - Northwell Health and Anthem

July 20, 2021 Brian & Charlotte Hughes
The INCLUSIVE ENTERPRISE Podcast
Taking Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) From Reactive to Strategic with Andrea De Loney and Michael Streffery - Part 2 - Northwell Health and Anthem
Show Notes

In this two-part episode, our guests Andrea De Loney of Northwell Health and Michael Streffery of Anthem, both experienced ERG program leaders, share insights on what it takes to foster ERGs and ensure success in the eyes of employees and business leaders.

Part 1, we discussed perceptions of Employee Resource Groups, current and future priority focus areas, organizational structure, and proper alignment to execute and achieve business goals including allyship, and success metrics.

As you listen to Part 2 of this episode, we learn about ERGs’ impact on the business, community, and workplace culture, from the perspective of two high-performing diversity and inclusion organizations.

Both leaders have much to be proud of.  Stories about engaging allies and making a difference along with the demands and rewards of these roles highlight how challenging this work is.  Hear tips for keeping the momentum going and making it all worthwhile.  The importance of self-care and strong relationships to support others are keys to long-term success.